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Can I freeze Chicken Satay and Gravlax?

lula Nov 22, 2009 04:46 AM

I'm planning a party and am trying to make a few of my appetizers in advance to minimize the amount of work to do the days leading up to the party. I'm planning to make chicken satay, meatballs and gravlax in advance but would like to know if I can freeze and defrost day before party.
For the satay, I'm planning to cook the satay and then freeze them in the peanut sauce. Defrost day before party and then reheat day of. Will this work? Same for the meatballs.
For the gravlax, not sure. I've read that once prepared it can be frozen. Is this correct?
Pointers welcome.
Thanks in advance!

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    ch_smooth RE: lula Nov 22, 2009 06:07 AM

    i think gravlax will last a month in the fridge since it's cured. i wouldn't freeze it as defrosting would make it watery. you should be good with the satay and meatballs tho.

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      lula RE: ch_smooth Nov 22, 2009 07:01 AM

      Good point on the gravlax. I guess if it lasts that long in the fridge, then I'm good. I just have to make sure I don't eat it all before the party!

    2. absurdistan RE: lula Nov 22, 2009 08:12 AM

      I have frozen gravlax before in a pinch. It may not be quite as good as fresh, but everyone still enjoyed it... It definitely didn't turn out watery.

      1. Cherylptw RE: lula Nov 22, 2009 09:34 PM

        You can freeze satay & meatballs successfully..I've not frozen gravlax but salmon does freeze well

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